Category Archives: academic blogging

blog as text – a bit of meta-bloggery

In a few weeks, Mark Carrigan and I are going to convene an experiment in blogging as a live research method. We’re doing this lab work at the Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges conference in Newcastle. (Registration closes on June … Continue reading

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a book from blog posts?

Maybe you have been harbouring secret thoughts about getting a book from those blog posts that you’ve been writing. I think about it too, occasionally, as patter is now several books worth of words. Well, before you take the plunge, … Continue reading

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can I cite a blog post?

Some people still tell their doctoral researchers that they can’t cite blogs. Really? Yes really. Just to start with …  of course you CAN cite blogs. The fact that all of the big citation styles – APA for instance – … Continue reading

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blogging research projects

I am often asked about the ways in which I use blogs for research purposes. I take this question  to mean I should talk about something other than the usual blogging that I do. So here goes. I have played … Continue reading

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another year, another post

Patter is now six years old. This is post 694. Yep, 694. Nearly seven hundred, but not quite. Dammit, that would have been neat. 694 is an untidy number. I’ve been wondering for a few weeks now what to say … Continue reading

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coping with writing anxiety – or – learn to stroke your spider

Desensitisation is a psychological term. It is used to describe a process through which a very anxious – perhaps even phobic – person gradually becomes used to the object or situation which makes them afraid. Professional support is often required … Continue reading

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why do doctoral researchers blog?

Today Inger Mewburn, Thesis Whisperer, and I presented the first cut from the survey we did – with your help – on PhD blogging. As yet, we don’t know whether we are going end up with a book chapter, or one or … Continue reading

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